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PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

Do you want to see vibrant dance being created, woven with sound that you can feel in your body?

Minneapolis-based Native feminist contemporary dance choreographer, Rosy Simas (Seneca), wants you to become part of the creation of her new dance work, Weave! At our open rehearsals, you are welcomed into the space of creativity with Native and other diverse artists from across Turtle Island who are collaborating with Simas.

September 19, 2018 at 6:30 PM
September 20, 2018 at 2:00 PM
September 22, 2018 at 2:30 PM

During the open rehearsal you will see dance being created and artists discussing parts of the creation process with each other. The last 20 minutes of open rehearsals are reserved for discussion with you.

Our open rehearsals are part of a larger collaborative artistic residency and series of community engagement events, including movement workshops, conversations, and community gatherings.

Come talk with us in the studio over refreshments. We look forward to meeting you!

Ivy Arts Building | 2637 27th Ave S, Studio 206, Minneapolis, MN
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Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. With its hauntingly powerful alt-rock score and electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality, and tragedy, there has never been a better time to be exhilarated by the story of Spring Awakening.

The Star Tribune listed "Totally Fu*&ked", which was choreographed by Sophia Pimsler as "6 moments on Twin Cities stages that will give you goosebumps": http://www.startribune.com/the-moments-that-could-stop-this-fall-s-shows....

Thursdays at 7:30PM
Fridays at 7:30PM
Saturdays at 2:00PM
Saturdays at 7:30PM
Sundays at 2:00PM

Photo and edit credits: Alexandra Johnson and Caleb Michael

Contact:
Sophia Pimsler- sophia.pimsler@gmail.com, (612) 296-9620

Come watch Sam Kim's open rehearsal with Zenon Dance Company Friday, September 21, 12:00-1:00pm.

Studio 4A in the Cowles Center.

Zenon Dance School | The Cowles Center, Fourth Floor, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:
Amber Todd- amber@zenondance.org, (612) 338-1101

Shaatranga (seven colors) poses the question, “How do we show up for each other?” and suggests that global women who engage in world-making are refusing to be seen in only blue/indigo—the pain, sorrow, and defeat that has historically framed them. Instead, they share their multifaceted stories that express not only their pain, but their joys, laughter, and the work they do—which goes largely unrecognized—to create positive force in their communities and the world.

Choreographer Ananya Chatterjea uses two primary metaphors to explore relationships among global communities linked by Indian Ocean trade routes that pre-existed colonization and slavery: indigo, an important export/import on these trade routes across Asia and Africa; and blue jeans, whose ubiquitous presence in global commerce falls differently on our skin, mediated through histories of denim and indigo.

The O'Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University | 2004 Randolph Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105
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This reception is part of the ArtChangeUS REMAP: Twin Cities, and is open to all participants in REMAP events.

Join in community with workshop participants for an informal evening of meandering conversation, meaningful connection, and light refreshments!

September 24, 6:30PM

Ananya Dance Theatre | 1197 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55014
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ArtChangeUS REMAP: Twin Cities cultural equity forum: "What is the Change that Needs to Happen?"

Moderated by Maurine Knighton (Doris Duke Foundation) and co-hosted by Arleta Little (McKnight Foundation), Eleanor Savage (Jerome Foundation), and Erik Takeshita (Bush Foundation) at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. This keynote conversation asks “What are the strategies and radical actions that are taking place in the field to advance cultural equity?”

The roundtable will be a dialogue between the Twin Cities Theaters of Color Coalition and the Racial Equity Funders Collaborative. It will be followed by an introduction to ArtChangeUS Cultural Community Benefits Principals toolkit, led by Cézanne Charles, the toolkit’s editor, and will be followed by breakout sessions that will give an opportunity for small group conversation. Arts institutions, cultural organizers, artists, and the public are all welcome.

Please register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/artchangeus-remap-twin-cities-registration-....

Minneapolis Institute of Art | 2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404
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Trilogy Dancing Jailolo:
A public event with Cowles Visiting Artist and scholar Eko Supriyanto. Moderated by Professor Ananya Chatterjea.
Co-hosted by University of Minnesota Dance and Ananya Dance Theatre/Shawngram Institute for Performance and Social Justice

Free to attend, first come limited seating. Reception to follow.

The pioneering choreographer of a new voice in Indonesian contemporary dance, Eko Supriyanto engages in a web of relations between his Javanese heritage and the shifting tides of maritime culture. Propelled by the experience of diving beneath the surface, Eko addresses the rhythms of maritime culture—the interplay between the forces of the ocean, of which 80% of the Indonesian archipelago is comprised.

Founder and artistic director for EkosDance Company and Solo Dance Studio in Surakarta, Indonesia, Supriyanto is the leading Indonesian dancer and choreographer of his generation. A full-time faculty member of Institut Seni Indonesia (ISI) in Surakarta.

Ananya Dance Theatre | 1197 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55014
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This is the fifteenth year 9x22 Dance/Lab has been supporting dance exploration by local and visiting choreographers, now with the semi-annual SOLO exploration! Come celebrate fifteen years with us. There will be cake.

8:00 PM (7:00 doors), $6-$15: pay as able

Maria Tordoff with Emma Call
Jonathan van Arneman
Chris Schlichting

Bryant-Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater
810 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408-2846

http://www.bryantlakebowl.com
BLB Ticketline: 612-825-8949 for reservations.
Full-service restaurant and bar in theater.

A discussion moderated by choreographer/curator Laurie Van Wieren follows each piece, giving audience and choreographer alike the opportunity to react and explore the work together. 9x22 Dance/Lab was founded in August 2003. Each month, three choreographers show work of varying styles and experience. 9x22 has become known as a place where seasoned and new choreographers can present their work and discuss it with an informed and engaged audience.

Contact:
Laurie Van Wieren- LaurieVanWieren@gmail.com

Join Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota for its annual company preview performance and fundraising reception on Saturday, September 29 at 7:00pm to celebrate its new season and welcome its new and returning professional company members and apprentices!

Learn about the exciting performances coming up this season, including the encore presentation of last season's smash hit, Pink Floyd's The Wall: A Rock Ballet.

Meet and mingle with the Artistic Directors, board, staff, and dancers; enjoy refreshments and watch a preview performance by the company!

There will also be many opportunities for you to support TCB throughout the night, with a silent auction, handmade items for sale, and performance tickets available for purchase!

FREE and open to the public: families, friends, supporters, and dance enthusiasts are all welcome!

For more information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/260755564525108/
https://www.TwinCitiesBallet.org

Ballet Royale Minnesota | 16368 Kenrick Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044
Contact:
Rick Vogt- info@TwinCitiesBallet.org, (952) 452-3163

RGK Modern Indian Dance Academy's fifteenth anniversary Gala show!

Parchaai (shadow), a Bollywood dance drama.

Parchaai (Shadow) is a rhythmic reflection of heart-throbbing dances, with smooth, fast-paced movements in colorful costumes! An intricately woven tapestry of everlasting music and entertainment for the entire family.

Sunday, September 30, 2018
Time: 2:30 to 5:30 PM
Venue: Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Dr.
Bloomington, MN 55437

Proceeds from Parchaai will benefit the Ria Patel Foundation which raises awareness on distracted and drunk driving. This foundation raises awareness of the effects of DWI on families and our society.

Book your tickets by email or call!

Contact:
Renu Kumar- bollywooddance.rgk@gmail.com, (763) 227-0740

Shawngram Institute for Performance and Social Justice presents a talk by Dr. Arshiya Sethi:

Dance, Music and Theatre in the Sattras, the Medieval Monasteries of Assam in India: A Quiet Resistance to the Dominant Forces of Inequity of the Times

500 years ago, in the northeastern state of Assam in India, a quiet resistance happened to the then socially prevailing ideas of inequity, forced labour, and insecurity of life, via a faith that used dance, music, and theatre as worship. This talk offers an overview of the journey of this creativity supported by an inclusive and humanising faith, and the challenges by political authority. THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Dr. Sethi, twice a recipient of the Fulbright Fellowship, writes and speaks on cultural issues, in India and internationally. Her doctoral research has been on the dances of the Vaishnav monasteries of Assam, called Sattras, from which has emerged the eighth classical dance style of India, Sattriya.

Ananya Dance Theatre | 1197 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55014
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Latina Choreographers Program
Thursday, October 4, 7:30pm
Carlson Family Stage

Acclaimed for exploring, preserving and celebrating Latino cultures through dance, Ballet Hispanico makes its Northrop debut in a thrilling program of works by Latina choreographers. Michelle Manzaneles recalls her childhood as a Mexican-American growing up in Texas in the heartfelt and humorous "Con Brazos Abiertos." Belgian-Columbian choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa gives the company’s male dancers a chance to unleash their technical prowess and charismatic theatricality in the sexy and animated "Sombrerisimo." Additional work to be announced.

Northrop at the University of Minnesota | 84 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Contact:
Northrop UMN- northrop@umn.edu, (612) 624-2345

Join the company in our first performance as Ballet Co.Laboratory! We will gather as a community to enjoy dance and one another. Bid on silent auction items and experiences to help us build our permanent home in St. Paul! Parking is available on the southeast side of church.

Opening reception at 1pm.
Performance will commence around 1:45.
Silent auction will wrap up around 3pm.

ABOUT BALLET CO.LABORATORY: Founded by Zoé Emilie Henrot, Ballet Co.Laboratory is a ballet school and company that uses collaboration as a source of inspiration to expand the range of ballet for students, professional artists and the community. Our mission for this organization is to create, develop and inspire artists and communities through collaboration with the art of ballet. The School and Company of Ballet Co.Laboratory will create a nurturing, safe space to explore all of these possibilities and continue to train and experience the technique and art of ballet.

Photo by Barbara Edholm

Gethsemane Episcopal Church
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The vibrant and versatile MDT dancers take on works ranging from boundary-pushing contemporary to other-worldly classical. The program features new dances by Will Bove and Elayna Waxse, a reconfiguration of pieces by Lise Houlton, and a new staging of Michel Fokine’s Chopiniana.

October 12 at 7:30pm
October 13 at 7:30pm
October 14 at 2:00pm
October 19 at 7:30pm
October 20 at 7:30pm
October 21 at 2:00pm

Adults: $35
Students/seniors: $25

Reserve tickets: https://www.showclix.com/event/MDT-fall-season
http://mndance.org/performance-calendar/fall-season-tickets/

The Lab Theater | 700 N 1st St, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Contact:
Justin Leaf- justin.leaf@mndance.org, (612) 338-0627

DanceCo is remaking the 2014 hit Which Witch is Which? with a professional cast. This one-hour family-friendly mystery ballet is filled with magic and interactivity. We need your help to solve the case of the missing key!

Free pre-show craft table and movement workshops 20 minutes before each performance will teach the audience dance moves so they can become part of the show! Kids can make their own wands to help the magic come to life!

Daytime shows during MEA week—October 16-21:
Tuesday - 10am
Wednesday - 11am
Thursday - 10am
Friday - 10am
Saturday - 10am and 5pm
Sunday - 12pm and 2pm

Tickets: $10 kids, $12 adults. Free lap passes available for kids two and under.

Performers include: Hannah Benditt, Heather Cadigan, Ronin Holley, Brittany Keefe, Benjamin Johnson, Megan McClellan, Brian Sostek, and Rebecca Surmont.

Online box office at: http://www.DanceCoMN.com
https://www.dancecomn.com/which-witch-is-which

Avalon Theater | 1500 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Contact:
Brittany Keefe- info@DanceCoMN.com, (612) 234-1481

Please join us to celebrate Judith and her many contributions to the Minnesota dance community:

Sunday, October 28
2:00 p.m.
Studio 6A

Studio 6A, The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN
Contact:
Colleen Callahan- colleen.callahan.5678@gmail.com, (651) 245-4626

WORKSHOPS, INTENSIVES, MASTER CLASSES and OPEN HOUSES

TU Dance Center offers two sessions of six-week adult workshops during the 2018 Fall Session.

Session 1: September 4 - October 15
Session 2: October 16 - December 3. No classes November 19-25.

Cost: $85.00 per six-week workshop, per session. Preregistration is required for the full six-week session, completed online or in-person at TU Dance Center. $15.00 individual class drop-in rate, cash or check at TU Dance Center.

Midday Adult Beginning Modern with Thern Anderson
Mondays, 12:00-1:30pm

Adult Beginning Ballet with Tina Anderson Wallum
Tuesdays, 12:00-1:30pm

Evening Adult Beginning Modern with Thern Anderson
Wednesdays, 6:00pm-7:30pm

TU Dance Center | 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55114
Contact:
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 440-9028

Every first and third Thursday in 2018.

Water Bar will be open from 6:00-9:00pm for Open Studio for Movers. This is your opportunity to have access to Water Bar’s non-traditional movement studio, (wooden dance floor, but not sprung) and work on whatever you wish in a potentially shared movement space. You can spend the time working on a new or continuing project.

Open Studio hours are every first and third Thursdays, and are free and open to anyone needing movement space!

If you are working with music we ask that you are prepared to work with headphones when there are others in the room.

**If you wish to take advantage of this opportunity please email or text Jennifer Arave to reserve a spot!

Water Bar and Public Studio | 2518 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN
Contact:
Jennifer Arave- groundbreakerlabs@gmail.com, (612) 432-1512

Please join us for a movement workshop with Weave performer Sam Mitchell (Yaqui).

This workshop will incorporate aspects of Augusto Boal’s Games for Actors and Non-Actors, Min Tanaka’s Body Weather/MB training, and yoga. Each workshop is different because each group of participants is different. Questions that we will explore may include: How can we thrive with change? What happens when we share a movement practice that allows for self-empowerment, agency, and empathy? How can we move past the construct of the mind/body split?

Space is limited. Advanced registration required. To RSVP, call 651.282.3115 or reserve your spot online.

Enter through the Travelers Artists’ Entrance on north side of building along 5th Street.

Ordway's Drake Room | 345 Washington St, St. Paul, MN
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DanceCo creates original dance for young audiences and their families. DanceCo will offer a free 30-minute movement class for four- to eight-year-olds followed by a 30-minute preview of our upcoming production, Which Witch is Which?

When: 11:15am -12:30pm, September 23, 2018

Family Class: 11:15-11:45am - 7th Floor Studio 7A
Performance Preview: 12:00-12:30pm - 2nd Floor Target Education Studio

Cost: Free to attend, though preregistration is required. Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/bJPMk1gcyaJCAhqr2.

Class size is limited to fifteen participants plus accompanying adults, so register now (adult participation optional)!
Within the class, participants will learn moves from the show so they can join in—the show is interactive.

Space and marketing support for this project is provided by The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts through The Generating Room: Open Proposal Initiative.

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
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Pivotal Moment classes are a welcoming environment for BA and BFA dance students, recent graduates, and those new to the Twin Cities dance community (ages eighteen to 26) to take class, explore material, experiment with teaching, and receive peer-to-peer feedback.

A curated program created by The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, Pivotal Moment allows dancers and choreographers to create their own four-session class based in a particular technique and/or rooted in investigating new choreographic material and ideas.

Come move with Tori Casagranda as she explores the body in off-balance motion and how ease, control, and support of the body can all be accessed simultaneously. Come engage with each other through energy, motion, conversation, and enjoyment.

Class: 9:30-11:00am, Feedback: 11:00-11:30am
Location: The Cowles Center second floor, Target Education Studio
Cost: FREE. Receive one free hour of studio space for each class you attend.

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
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Dance Artist Alexandra Bodnarchuk will lead a series of workshops that ponder and examine participants’ experiences and relationships with boxes of conformity. Through discussion and group work, participants will dissect these relationships and abstract them through verbal and/or movement explorations. This is not a dance class, no dance experience is required.

Workshop Details:
When: 10:00am-12:00pm
September 29, October 13 and 27, November 10
Where: Target Education Studio, second floor.
Cost: Free to attend, preregistration required: https://goo.gl/forms/7JXbnQajTUq1Gd0o2.
Class size is limited to ten participants per workshop.

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
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The Cowles Center and James Sewell Ballet invite you to take a master class with choreographer, dancer, educator, and founder of STRONGmovement, Darrius Strong. This master class will be followed by an open rehearsal which is free for the public to attend.

When: Thursday, October 4, 2018
Where: JSB TEKBOX, The Cowles Center second floor

Master Class: 9:30am-11:00am - $15*
Open Rehearsal: 11:15am-12:15am - Free

Register: https://goo.gl/forms/Y3fOH5LOYMD9Z4jB3

*The Cowles Center accepts cash or check payments only. Payment will be taken at the door on October 4.

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
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Friday, October 5 - Sunday, October 7, 2018
Friday: 3:00pm-8:30pm
Saturday: 11:30am-6:00pm
Sunday: 9:30am-6:30pm

Fees: $549.00.
Materials: $80.00.

Mat 1 - Introduction to Pilates and Beginning/Intermediate Exercises

Balanced Body Mat 1 includes an introduction to the history and principles of Pilates, a review of core anatomy, beginning and most intermediate level exercises with modifications, lectures on class order and programming in a fitness setting, and guidelines for safely teaching seniors and pre-, and post-natal classes.

Paragon Pilates and PT | 5101 Vernon Ave S, Suite 2A, Edina, MN 55436
Contact:
Cari Riis Stemmler- Cari@paragonpilatespt.com, (952) 245-0903

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

ARENA DANCES seeks a Managing Director for a part-time contract position to grow into a full-time position for the strategic growth and management of the company. This role fills the need to cultivate and engage the community with established outreach programs, fundraisers, audience building, and daily administrative tasks.
Reports to: Artistic Director and Board.
Compensation: $20 per hour, approximately 20 hours per week, variable as necessary.

The ideal candidate is an organized self-starter with:
Experience in non-profit management, particularly in growing organizations.
Experience in arts marketing and basic graphic design.
Experience with website and social media maintenance; specific experience with WordPress preferred.
Basic graphic design and video editing skills.
Experience with fundraising and donor relations.
Experience working remotely and/or on a contract basis, with a flexible schedule.

OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

Contact:
Mathew Janczewski- arenadances@gmail.com, (612) 804-0238

The Resistance Movement is a movement studio in Lowertown St Paul. Classes are upbeat and music-driven and fuse Pilates, yoga, dance and strength exercises with suspended resistance cords.

This program is available to participants wanting to take classes or use studio time. In exchange for taking one class, you volunteer one hour at the studio doing administrative and light cleaning tasks. We try to fit tasks to your specific skill set and interests. Administrative tasks could include answering phones, checking in clients, or creating social media and/or blog posts. The swap may also be used for studio time for those needing a practice/rehearsal space. Participants must commit to at least two hours a week for a period of at least one semester.

This is a great opportunity to enhance your dance training/technique and learn to prevent injury. Email us indicating why you are interested in the program, potential work hours, and any particular interests.

The Resistance Movement | 205 E 7th St, St. Paul, MN 55101
Contact:
Trisha Low- info@resistancemovementfitness.com, (651) 225-8878

Seeking hip hop/jazz dancers (male and female) ages eighteen and older for The Living Word Christmas Show. This is a PAID opportunity.

Produced/Directed by Monica and Tim Amstutz and choreographed by Christa Anderson-Hill, The Living Word Christmas Show is a spectacular holiday event. Over 8,000 people will be in attendance! This show ushers in the Christmas season like no other, showcasing the talents of over 50 musicians, singers, actors, and dancers.

Please bring a headshot and resume.

AUDITION:
Hip-Hop/Jazz Audition: 4:30-6:00pm, Thursday, September 27
Contemporary auditions by appointment. Please contact Christa Anderson.

Auditions held at Living Word Christian Center.

Rehearsals: October-November, 2018.
Performances: December 1-2, 2018.

Living Word Christian Center | 9201 75th Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428
Contact:
Christa Anderson- tdwcreo@gmail.com

Seeking strong hip hop/jazz dancers (male and female), ages twelve through eighteen for The Living Word Christmas Show.

Produced/Directed by Monica and Tim Amstutz and choreographed by Christa Anderson-Hill, The Living Word Christmas Show is a spectacular holiday event. Over 8,000 people will be in attendance!

Please bring a headshot (if you have one) and resume.

AUDITION:
4:30-6:00pm
Thursday, September 27
Or by appointment.

Rehearsals: October-November, 2018
Performances: December 1-2, 2018

Living Word Christian Center | 9201 75th Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428
Contact:
Christa Anderson- tdwcreo@gmail.com

The Cowles Center will host our largest annual fundraising celebration of the year on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center. The GOTTA DANCE! Gala and Raze the Barre After Party is a vibrant event is known for being one of the most exciting fundraising events in the Twin Cities.

For this celebratory, high-paced event to run seamlessly, The Cowles Center relies on a core team of volunteers (age 21 and older) who have a strong affinity for the mission and values of The Cowles Center. These individuals are highly motivated, outgoing, and enjoy playing a key role in large-scale fundraising events.

Valet parking at this event is free for volunteers. Volunteers who work one shift (4:30-8 p.m. OR 9 p.m.–midnight) will receive two ticket vouchers for a show at The Cowles Center during the 2018-2019 performance season. You may work both shifts to receive four vouchers.

For further information or to sign up, please email Cari Yasuno at devointern@thecowlescenter.org.

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SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

Great location at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis. Jawaahir Dance Company studio at the corner of Minnehaha and Lake next door to the police station. Over 2000 square feet with windows, two mirrored walls, and a sprung hardwood floor. Off-street parking and bike rack. Only two blocks from the Lake Street/Midtown light rail station, and on the 7, 21, 27, and 53 bus routes. Fully handicapped accessible.

Bloomington location at 9050 Lyndale Avenue in the lower level of the Great Bear Center. Bright space of 900 square feet with one full mirrored wall and one partial. Floor is tile on concrete (NOT a sprung wood dance floor). Double ballet barres. Small sitting area. Free parking in lot. Not handicapped accessible.

Visit our website at https://www.jawaahir.org/Rent.html for photos and more information.
Email Jenny Piper for pricing and availability.

Contact:
Jenny Piper- jenny@mjpiper.com, (612) 872-6050

Minnesota Dance Theatre has three studios available for hourly rental. The studios are located on the sixth floor at the Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts. All studios have sprung floors covered with Marley, mirrors, ballet barres, a piano, and a sound system.

Studio 6A: 3286 square feet; approximately 45' x 65'
Studio 6B: 1563 square feet; approximately 27' x 53'
Studio 6C: 929 square feet; approximately 15' x 38'

Rates for artists and nonprofit rehearsal:
Studio 6A: $15/hour
Studio 6B: $12.50/hour
Studio 6C: $10/hour
To schedule a artist/nonprofit rental: https://goo.gl/forms/IQbjybxObCJvIp9D2

Rates for auditions and classes:
Studio 6A: $30/hour
Studio 6B: $25/hour
Studio 6C: $20/hour
To schedule an audition/class rental: https://goo.gl/forms/geMQt4tcclpZ20lb2

Rental fees may be paid with cash, check, or credit card. Make checks payable to MDT. A three percent processing fee is added to credit card purchases.

MDT Studios at The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN
Contact:
Justin Leaf- justin.leaf@mndance.org, (612) 338-0627

TU Dance Center is offering its spacious dance studios for rent when available.

TU Dance Center has studios that are 33x56 feet (Studio One) and 21x46 feet (Studio Two) with sprung floors and Marley-type surface, fixed and portable barres, mirrors, pianos, sound equipment, high ceilings, and natural light. The Center also features an air conditioned green room, kitchenette and dressing room, and free off-street parking.

TU Dance Center is convenient to both Minneapolis and St. Paul from I-94/Vandalia exit. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side.

TU Dance Center | 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55114
Contact:
Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez- abdo.sayegh@tudance.org, (612) 367-6681

The Resistance Movement has two large studios for rent. The studio space is quiet, calm and peaceful. Both studios have sprung dance flooring. The first studio is 600 square feet, mirrored on one side. The second studio is 860 square feet, mirrored on two sides, with large windows with natural light.

Renters have access to portable speakers or Sonos speaker system, locker room (with showers), towels, mats and stretching blocks and balls. It is possible to leave some equipment at the studio. We are a no-shoe studio or soft-soled shoes only, to protect flooring. Please email us as to price—discounts for students and non-profits.

The Resistance Movement | 205 E 7th St, St. Paul, MN 55101
Contact:
Trisha Low- info@resistancemovementfitness.com, (651) 225-8878

As the Midwest’s largest non-profit dance complex, The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts serves as Minnesota’s flagship for dance, presenting world-class productions each season in its historic theater in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. The Cowles Center complex houses three theaters, nine rehearsal studios, and some of Minnesota’s leading dance schools.

Subject to availability, The Cowles Center has three studios for rent as well as a conference room. All studios have sprung floors and mirrors. Rental spaces are generally intended for dance rehearsals, classes, workshops, auditions, readings, and small meetings.

For more information or to rent space, visit http://www.thecowlescenter.org or submit a rental request form: https://goo.gl/forms/l1JDeMRuwb7bg9to1.

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:
Paula Vasquez Azlate- rentals@thecowlescenter.org

Open to all in the Twin Cities dance community, Roundtable Discussion: Open Forums take place in the second floor Target Education Studio every other month on the third Thursday for artists to network and discuss opportunities and challenges in the industry. The Cowles Center hopes Roundtable Discussions can become a space for artists and arts administrators to gather and seek personal guidance, guidance for the dance community, or to simply catch up with one another.

Upcoming Open Forums:
September 20
November 15
4:00pm-5:00pm

RSVP on The Cowles Center’s Facebook page!

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
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ONGOING CLASSES

Erin Thompson teaches advanced level modern/contemporary dance classes at Zenon this fall. Classes explore experiential anatomy, ease and efficiency of movement, and power from the ground in locomotion.

Advanced Modern/Contemporary at Zenon
Thursdays, 9:30am-11:00am
with Dean Magraw on guitar!

Cost:
$15 per class, $1 off for professionals; $140 for a ten-class card.

Zenon Dance School | The Cowles Center, Fourth Floor, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:
Erin Thompson- thomp065@umn.edu, (612) 221-3186

Fall session begins on Monday, October 8 and will run for ten weeks.
Belly dance is a great total body workout that builds strength, is easy on your joints, and increases your flexibility. You will learn basic movements and then build upon them. Beginning classes are only $160 for the ten-week session (make up classes may be made during this Fall Session only).

We also have monthly Class Passes that allow students to take unlimited classes within a calendar month at $105 for beginner-level classes.

Please remember to check “Today's Classes” on our website, http://www.cassandraschool.com, often to see if your class has been cancelled or has any notifications.

Classes are at these locations:
In Minneapolis at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, next to the police station.
In Bloomington at 9050 Lyndale Ave So, in the Great Bear Center.

Contact:
Jenny Piper- jenny@mjpiper.com, (612) 872-6050

Midwest School of Ballet's fall enrollment is open, offering classes for all ages.

Ballet Fundamentals I, II, III: ages three through eight.
Age-appropriate motor skills and musicality are developed with basic, fundamental ballet movement and terminology through creative exercises. The classes build on infusing elements that will prepare them for the traditional ballet class format.

Ballet Level I, II, III: ages eight and older.
The traditional ballet format of barre and center work is emphasized with proper alignment, technique, musicality, and artistry. Student musicality and quality of movement is developed to produce artistic distinction and expression between supple, graceful, strong, and bounding movement.

Additional classes:
Pre-Pointe/Pointe (Level II+)
Ballet for Teens and Athletes (ages eight through twelve)
Beginning/Intermediate Adult Ballet
Modern

Performing Institute of Minnesota (PIM) | 7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 ​
Edina Community Center (ECC) | 5701 Normandale Rd, Edina, MN

Contact:
Eileen Kamp- midwestballetmn@gmail.com, (612) 564-8672

Midwest School of Ballet is offering Beginning Adult Ballet and Beginning/Intermediate Teen/Adult Ballet!
TWO LOCATIONS: Edina and Eden Prairie.

Fall Classes began September 15!

Times:
SATURDAYS, 9:30am-11:00am: Beginning Adult Ballet at the Edina Community Center. Instructor: Marcia Keegan.

MONDAYS, 5:30pm-7pm: Intermediate Teen/Adult Ballet at the Performing Institute of Minnesota (PIM). Instructor: Lara Ciganko.

TUESDAYS, 6:00pm-7:30pm: Beginning/Intermediate Teen/Adult Ballet at the Performing Institute of Minnesota (PIM). Instructor: Lara Ciganko.

Learn the basics of ballet alongside other teens/adults in a non-competitive atmosphere. Ballet classes are a great way to gain strength and flexibility, improve posture and balance, and reduce stress.

Performing Institute of Minnesota (PIM) | 7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 ​
Edina Community Center (ECC) | 5701 Normandale Rd, Edina, MN 55424

Contact:
Eileen Kamp- midwestballetmn@gmail.com, (612) 564-8672

Ballet Co.Laboratory's mission is to create, develop, and inspire artists and communities through collaboration with the art of ballet.
 Interested in signing up for the full Term Program? We offer serious classical ballet training for ages seven through eighteen. Collectively, our staff brings over 80 years of ballet instruction to our studios.

Level 1: ages seven through nine.

Level 2A and 2B: ages ten through twelve
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Level 3A and 3B ages thirteen through fifteen
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Level 4: ages fifteen through eighteen.

Photo by Tim Pate.

Gethsemane Episcopal Church |
 905 S 4th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Contact:

Dance is for everyone and every body at any age!

 Join us in the studio for our drop-in classes at an introductory, intermediate or advanced level.

GENTLE ADULT BALLET

Mondays, 10:00-11:30am


Thursdays, 10:00-11:30am

BEGINNING ADULT BALLET

Saturdays, 8:45-10:00am

INTERMEDIATE ADULT BALLET  

Thursdays, 6:30-8:00pm


Fridays 10:00-11:30am
Saturdays, 10:00-11:30am
 
ADVANCED ADULT BALLET

Tuesdays, 10:00-11:30am


Wednesdays, 10:00-11:30am


Thursdays, 11:30am-1:00pm






Faculty includes Anna Goodrich, Debbie Nettell, Zoe Henrot and Jeffrey Hankinson.

Drop-in prices range from $10-17, cash or check only. Class cards available.

Gethsemane Episcopal Church
 | 905 S 4th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Contact:

MDT's Open Division offers drop-in ballet classes for adults and teens ages sixteen and older.

• Classes seven days a week
• All levels
• Piano accompaniment
• Spacious studios in the heart of Minneapolis
• A noncompetitive atmosphere

BEGINNING BALLET
Sunday, 11:30am-1:00pm
Tuesday, 7:00-8:30pm

BEGINNING-INTERMEDIATE BALLET
Monday, 7:00-8:30pm, Pointe 8:30-9:00pm
Saturday, 9:00-10:30am

INTERMEDIATE BALLET
Wednesday, 7:00-8:30pm
Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm, Pointe 8:30-9:00pm

INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCED BALLET
Sunday, 11:15am-12:45pm, Pointe 12:45-1:15pm

ADVANCED-PROFESSIONAL BALLET
Monday–Friday, 9:30-11:00am
Saturday, 10:30am-12:00pm

BALLET FUNDAMENTALS I & II - Preregistration required
Tuesday and Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm
September 4, 2018 – November 20, 2018, twelve weeks.
January 8, 2019 – March 28, 2019, twelve weeks.
April 2, 2019 – June 20, 2019, twelve weeks.
July 9, 2019 – August 29, 2019, eight weeks.

MDT Studios at The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN
Contact:
Justin Leaf- justin.leaf@mndance.org, (612) 338-0627

TU Dance Center offers a variety of open classes in ballet, Horton-based modern, West African, Gaga, improvisation, and contemporary techniques. Classes are for intermediate and advanced levels.

Teaching artists include Toni Pierce-Sands, Wendy Anderson, Kenna-Camara Cottman, Penny Freeh, Laurel Keen, Alanna Morris-Van Tassel, Blake Nellis, and Abdo Sayegh.

For current class listings, please visit the link below. Schedule is subject to change. Cost: $14/class, $120/ten-class card.

Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side. There is free parking in the lot in front of TU Dance Center.

TU Dance Center | 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55114
Contact:
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 440-9028

Hello friends,
I am introducing a new class of flamenco on Monday nights and want to get the word out.

Flamenco class for ALL ABILITIES

Dancers with movement challenges, balance issues, disabilities or just needing to take it slow…with steady, progressive and safe movement activity—and music—this class is geared for ALL students of ALL ABILITIES to have a great flamenco experience.

I have over twelve years' experience teaching dance to all abilities, and I promise this class will be fun and energizing.

Drop in or register. Classes run through the winter.

Zorongo Flamenco | 3021 Minehaha, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Contact:
Colette Illarde- calleolivar@hotmail.com, (612) 717-4433

Join Ballet Royale Minnesota’s FREE boys' program!

Unique in Minnesota, Ballet Royale's innovative Boys' Program is designed specifically for boys and both created and taught by male teachers. These classes focus on strength, stamina, conditioning, coordination, focus, and agility in a fun, creative atmosphere.

Classes include:
- Boys' Creative Dance Adventures - ages five to seven
- Boys' Dance Cross-Training - ages seven and older
- Ballet for Boys I and II - ages seven and older
- Men's Intermediate Ballet - by approval and invitation

Ballet Royale’s Ballet for Boys classes are for students ages five to nineteen, with or without prior dance experience, and are developed and taught primarily by former professional dancer Rick Vogt.

Participants just need enthusiasm, commitment, and regular attendance!

http://balletroyalemn.org/classes-and-programs/boys-program
https://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org

Ballet Royale Minnesota | 16368 Kenrick Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044
Contact:
Rick Vogt- info@BalletRoyaleMN.org, (952) 898-3163

Ballet Royale Minnesota, official school and home of Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, offers a wide variety of programs, providing classes from toddlers taking their first steps in our Mommy and Me classes, to teens stepping into a professional dance career, adults revisiting or practicing their first plies, and professionals wanting to augment their training.

Our groundbreaking training is founded on comprehensive training programs, and includes customized plans and private coaching.

Ballet Royale offers:
- Pre-Ballet Creative Dance
- Mommy/Daddy and Me
- Youth, Adult and Teen Ballet
- Professional Trainee Division elite day program, by audition only
- FREE Boys Program for ages five through nineteen
- Contemporary and jazz
- Progressing Ballet Technique® cross-training

Registration is ongoing and accepted throughout the year. Tuition is pro-rated if you start mid-term.

Located just 20 minutes from downtown Twin Cities, just off I-35.
Ample FREE PARKING!

Ballet Royale Minnesota | 16368 Kenrick Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044
Contact:
Rick Vogt- info@BalletRoyaleMN.org, (952) 898-3163

Join us for a new dedicated men's advanced/professional ballet class, the first of its kind in the Twin Cities!

Ballet Royale Minnesota, in collaboration with Twin Cities Ballet, is offering an open advanced/professional Men's Class beginning Friday, September 21 and running regularly to May 2019.

The class is taught by professional male dancers, primarily Benjamin Stewart (San Fransisco Ballet, TCB, Atlanta Ballet), and runs from 9:30-11:00am.

With a focus on strength, power, agility and ballet skills most typically performed by male dancers, this is a unique opportunity in the Twin Cities.

Dance and train alongside TCB's professional male dancers, and hone your skills, strength, and build camaraderie with other male dancers in the area.

For more information: https://www.TwinCitiesBallet.org.
Just off I-35W, 20 minutes from either downtown; FREE PARKING.

Ballet Royale Minnesota | 16368 Kenrick Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044
Contact:
Rick Vogt- info@TwinCitiesBallet.org, (952) 452-3163

HIJACK will be teaching Advanced Improvisation/Contact Improvisation at Zenon this fall through December 23.

WHEN:
Wednesdays, 9:30 - 11:30 am

WHERE:
Studio 4A

Cost:
Drop-in: $15
Ten-class card: $140
Full session enrollment: $195

Zenon Dance Company and School | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:
Amber Todd- amber@zenondance.org, (612) 338-1101

Anne Lentz teaches Intermediate 2 Ballet at Zenon Dance this fall, through December 23.

WHEN:
Wednesdays from 12-1:30pm

WHERE:
Studio 4B

COST:
Drop-in: $15.
Ten-class card: $140.
Full session class enrollment: $195.

Zenon Dance Company and School | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:
Amber Todd- amber@zenondance.org, (612) 338-1101

An invigorating, community-oriented dance class for adults 50+ who love a healthy, active lifestyle. MovementWise participants explore a wide variety of dance forms, from social dance and modern to ballet and percussive dance. Whether you’re a veteran of dance or a newcomer, we welcome you to come enjoy the benefits of MovementWise.

Fall Series: Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM
September 12-December 5
Drop-in: $10
Membership: $90. Includes all classes, pair of season tickets and 20 percent discount to season performances at The Cowles Center.

Where: The Cowles Center second floor, Target Education Studio

Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/QZnqZhD0dv1la0su2

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:

Erinn Liebhard and Karla Grotting co-teach Intermediate/Advanced Jazz on Friday mornings. Join them this fall through December 23 at Zenon.

Friday Morning Jazz is multi-level, multi-generational jazz class with an eye toward history, body-centric intentions, and music-based inspirations, with wide-ranging styles. Join their Facebook group "Friday Morning Jazz!" for more details.

WHEN:
Fridays, 9:30 - 11:30am

WHERE:
Studio 4A

Cost:
Drop-in: $15.
10-class card: $140.
Full session enrollment: $195.

As Karla Grotting says, #GetYourAsstoClass! She's offering Dance Amnesty, which means that if you haven't been in class for YEARS, COME—she's ready to help guide you back in! It means if you were in class last week, COME - you'll have a good time again. It means that our intermediate-to-advanced-skewing Friday Morning Jazz class, wherever you are on the #GetYourAsstoClass spectrum, is a space where all comers are welcome to get their groove on with us.

See you this Friday at 9:30am at Zenon!

Zenon Dance Company and School | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:
Erinn Liebhard- ekliebs@gmail.com

Ground Breaker Movement Labs presents Open Source Forms/Skinner workshop.

Open Source Forms (OSF) is guided by the philosophy that the source of creativity and wisdom is available in each of us and offers methods to access the depth, integration and freedom in movement. OSF grew fluidly out of Skinner Releasing Technique, an innovative approach to dance/movement training developed by Joan Skinner in the early '60s, often using image-guided floor work for easing tension, promoting an effortless kind of moving, integrating with alignment of the whole self. Long-time Skinner instructor Stephanie Skura developed this practice further and named this continued work Open Source Forms.

For all movers!

Per class: $5-$10 sliding scale
No one turned away for lack or payment.

Taught by OSF certified instructors Jennifer Arave and Joshua Lorris.

Water Bar and Public Studio | 2518 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN
Contact:
Jennifer Arave- aravejl@gmail.com, (612) 432-1512

crash.dance.productions. is a professional, contemporary dance company located in the Twin Cities. Company members work together to choreograph/train while sharing their passion for dance with the local community. Now in its fifteenth season, CDP upholds the vision of its founding members: the creation and performance of dance should be a shared experience between artists and viewers alike. CDP is hosting Sunday night open class for youth and adult dancers. The company seeks to share their enthusiasm for creation, collaboration, and the art of movement with other local dancers.

Sunday, 4:00 - 5:30pm: Open company class
$10 cash, check, or card at the door, or pre-purchase a class pass at: http://www.crashdanceproductions.com/buy-classes.

Straightline Dance Fitness | 34 13th Ave NE, Suite 104, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Contact:

Daniel Stark will be teaching Advanced Modern on Tuesday mornings. Join in this fall through December 23 at Zenon.

WHEN:
Tuesdays, 9:30 - 11:00 am

WHERE:
Studio 4A

Cost:
Drop-in: $15.
Ten-class card: $140.
Full session enrollment: $195.

Zenon Dance Company and School | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:
Amber Todd- amber@zenondance.org, (612) 338-1101

Arturo Miles teaches Intermediate/Advanced Hip Hip on Tuesday evenings from 8-9:00PM at Zenon through December 23.

COST:
Drop-in: $15
Ten-class card: $140
Full session class enrollment: $195

Zenon Dance School | The Cowles Center, Fourth Floor, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:
Amber Todd- amber@zenondance.org, (612) 338-1101

OTHER DANCE NEWS

Northrop will welcome Misty Copeland, the first African-American woman elevated to ballet’s highest title of principal dancer in New York’s American Ballet Theatre, for a special event. The program will feature Misty’s personal story of overcoming hardships as a young girl, her meteoric rise in the world of ballet and beyond, and her commitment to empowering youth worldwide. The master of ceremonies for the event is Robyne Robinson, and actress and Minnesota native Lea Thompson is a special guest. Proceeds from this event help support Northrop’s youth programming, which transforms lives through arts enrichment and education.

Northrop Auditorium | 84 Church St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Contact:
Northrop UMN- northrop@umn.edu, (612) 624-2345